50 days in Europe, Canada & South Pacific Itinerary

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Fly to Vienna, Train to Graz
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Graz, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Padua, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pescara, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Matera, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amalfi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Charlottetown, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly
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Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
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Graz, Austria — 2 nights

With six universities, Graz represents a young, laid-back, and lively city with nightlife that doesn't stop.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Hauptplatz, see the interesting displays at Landeszeughaus, admire the striking features of Landhaushof, then don't miss a visit to Sporgasse, and finally contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Graz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Island in the Mur, then explore the galleries of Kunsthaus Graz, and finally don't miss a visit to Kastner & Ohler, Paradeishof.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Graz itinerary maker website.

Sydney, Australia to Graz is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In December, Graz is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 5°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.
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Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:

Zagreb, Croatia — 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Tunel Gric, get to know the fascinating history of Upper Town (Gornji Grad), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Church, then examine the collection at Museum of Broken Relationships, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, pick up some local products at Dolac Market, then don't miss a visit to Tkalciceva Street, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mirogoj Cemetery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zagreb trip builder website.

You can drive from Graz to Zagreb in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Zagreb are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Zadar.
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Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:

Zadar, Croatia — 2 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 13th (Tue), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then make a trip to Greeting to the Sun - Il Saluto al Sole, and finally delve into the distant past at Zadar Land City Gates. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum Zadar and then make a trip to The Forum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zadar day trip planner.

You can fly from Zagreb to Zadar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Zagreb, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zadar, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Find places to stay Dec 12 — 14:

Venice, Italy — 4 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Canal Grande and Ponte di Rialto. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Ca' Zenobio degli Armeni, have fun and explore at Creature di Gomma - Venice Vintage Toys, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Venice road trip planning website.

Drive from Zadar to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Zadar in December, you will find days in Venice are a bit cooler (11°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the shuttle to Padua.
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Find places to stay Dec 14 — 18:

Padua, Italy — 2 nights

Holy City

Padua is a picturesque city with a dense network of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze (squares).
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with Acquelibere Sub Diving Club, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Scrovegni Chapel, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally steep yourself in history at Piazza dei Signori. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Prato della Valle, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Gattamelata, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Storico di Padova.

Discover how to plan a Padua trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a shuttle from Venice to Padua in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Venice in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Padua: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Verona.
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Verona, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
On the 21st (Wed), catch a live performance at Arena di Verona, see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, make a trip to Cappella dei Notai, then don't miss a visit to Torre dei Lamberti, then get a taste of the local shopping with Piazza delle Erbe, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arche Scaligere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Piazza Bra, pause for some serene contemplation at San Fermo Maggiore, Verona, then relax and rejuvenate at Aquardens: Le Terme di Verona, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Anastasia.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Verona online day trip planner.

You can drive from Padua to Verona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Padua in December since evenings lows in Verona dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.
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Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Attractions like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Ponte Vecchio make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Verona to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Verona in December, expect Florence to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Genoa.
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Genoa, Italy — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, take in the waterfront at Old Port, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, and finally admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto, then don't miss a visit to Piazza De Ferrari, then visit Boccadasse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Florence to Genoa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Genoa, with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Lausanne.
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Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Lausanne, Switzerland — 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, and finally look for gifts at Bazar d'Ouchy. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Cathedrale de Lausanne, explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lausanne day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Genoa to Lausanne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Zurich road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lausanne to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Milan.
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Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Milan, Italy — 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Campanini, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, then look for gifts at Fragio Gioielli, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Pescara.
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Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Pescara, Italy — 2 nights

Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy. On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Lungomare di Montesilvano, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S.Pietro Apostolo-Chiesa del Mare, then don't miss a visit to La Fontana Nave di Cascella, then snap pictures at Ponte del Mare, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Flaiano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Aurum - La Fabbrica delle Idee, kick back and relax at Pineta Dannunziana, then head outdoors with Pescara Turismo Nonno Remo, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Salotto, and finally don't miss a visit to Corso Umberto I.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pescara trip planner.

You can fly from Milan to Pescara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Milan in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Pescara: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Matera.
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Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Matera, Italy — 2 nights

Subterranean City

Famous for its resemblance to the ancient settlements of Jerusalem and Cappadocia, Matera remains one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sassi di Matera, make a trip to Casa Noha, then Head underground at Casa Grotta di Vico Solitario, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Laboratorio della Civilta Contadina. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Materasum Ipogeo, don't miss a visit to Palombaro Lungo, get engrossed in the history at MUST Matera, then delve into the distant past at Cripta del Peccato Originale, then have fun and explore at Racconti in Pietra, and finally gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To find out how to plan a trip to Matera, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Pescara to Matera takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Pescara in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Matera, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Amalfi.
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Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Amalfi, Italy — 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to Santuario Santa Maria del Bando, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cloister del Paradiso, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia San Giovanni, then take in the dramatic scenery at Valle delle Ferriere, and finally admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Smeraldo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo, then make a trip to Parocchia di San Luca Evangelista, and finally make a trip to Fontana sant'Andrea.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amalfi driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Matera to Amalfi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Matera in January: high temperatures in Amalfi hover around 15°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naples.
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Naples, Italy — 4 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Attractions like Villa Comunale and Promenade Trieste make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Salerno (Cappella Santa Maria Delle Grazie Salerno, Giardino della Minerva, &more) and Forum (in Pompeii). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, admire the masterpieces at Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, see the interesting displays at Certosa e Museo di San Martino Napoli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Museo Cappella Sansevero.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Naples vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Amalfi to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Naples, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Rome.
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Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

Rome, Italy — 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome attractions planner.

You can take a train from Naples to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Rome are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Charlottetown.
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Find places to stay Jan 12 — 17:

Charlottetown, Canada — 3 nights

Birthplace of Confederation

The largest city on Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown remains small enough for easy exploration on foot.
Kids will enjoy Points East Coastal Drive You Pick Tulips and Buffaloland Provincial Park. Take a break from Charlottetown with a short trip to Tranquility Cove Adventures in Georgetown, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Serenity Salon, steep yourself in history at St. Dunstan's Basilica, make a trip to Vermilion Art Works, and admire the landmark architecture of Province House National Historic Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Charlottetown holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Charlottetown takes 14 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Rome in January, with highs in Charlottetown at -3°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.
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Find places to stay Jan 17 — 20:

Brisbane, Australia — 4 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kids will enjoy Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and South Bank Parklands. Venture out of the city with trips to Sea World Theme Park (in Main Beach) and Oxenford (Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast & Warner Bros. Movie World). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, examine the collection at Opal Museum, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and laugh and play at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Charlottetown to Brisbane takes 29 hours. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Charlottetown in January; daily highs in Brisbane reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Canada travel guide

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Parks · Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.
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